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New to aquarium plants? Or maybe just new to these forums? Start off here with a quick hello to introduce yourself.
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New to Planted Aquariums

Don't know where to begin? Find your answer here.
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General Aquarium Plants Discussions

Discuss aquarium plants, aquatic environments, aquarium lighting, aquarium filters, aquarium backgrounds, and other aquarium topics.
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APC Library

The APC Library containing articles on planted aquarium topics, aquascapes, and people.
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Aquascaping

Discuss aquascaping designs and techniques as well as get critiques on your aquascaping pictures. Find out how to use aquatic plants, reefs, and wood to design a planted aquarium.
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Plant ID

Don't know what plant you have? Ask the experts here.
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El Natural

Diana Walstad's low-maintenance, soil-based 'El Natural' method for keeping plants and fish.
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Equipment

Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.
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DIY Aquarium Projects

For those that are handy or looking to save some money, discuss your DIY aquarium projects here.
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Algae

Algae Control - Get some advice for your algae problems. Control algae in your aquarium with the solutions given here.
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Fish for the Planted Aquarium

Planted Aquarium Fish - Discuss which type of aquarium fish are best suited for the aquatic plant environment you have created. Create a natural home for aquarium fish using aquatic plants.
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Shrimp & other Invertebrates

Aquarium Invertebrates - Discuss the varieties of freshwater shrimp, crayfish, and other invertebrates that will enhance your planted aquarium.
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Fertilizing

Science of Aquatic Fertilizing - Discuss fertilizing techniques and proper aquatic plant nutrition here.
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Lighting

Science of Aquatic Lighting - Aquarium lighting is essential for healthy aquatic plants. Discuss proper aquatic lighting for your plants and fish here.
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Substrates

Science of Aquatic Substrates - Substrate specific questions pertaining to your aquatic tank setup.
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Filtration

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Photography

Aquarium Photography - Discuss photography techniques, and the equipment necessary to capture beautiful aquarium pictures.
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Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture

The science of maintaining aquarium plants and emersed culture
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Cryptocorynes

Cryptocoryne plant species consists of 50+ plant species, and make a unique addition to a planted tank.
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Local Biotopes

Local Biotopes - A forum for hobbyists that are interested in and collect aquarium plants locally. Compare plant pictures, discuss collecting and plant growing techniques.
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Plant Finder

Plants

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PlantFinder Forum

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Aqua Forest Aquarium

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Off Topic Water Bucket Lounge

A place to discuss just about anything that's on your mind that doesn't have to do with aquarium plants...
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US Store Reviews

Review and discuss local stores. Compare notes on local availability. Store owners may post here as well
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The Aquatic Plant Society (TAPS)

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Houston Area Aquatic Plant Society

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Connecticut Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

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Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club

A forum for the members of the DFWAPC.
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South Florida Aquatic Plant Club

A club for folks in the tri-county area.
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Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society PAPAS

Private forum for the members of PAPAS
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Sacramento Aquatic Plants Society (SAPS)

Meet and trade with other hobbyists in the Sacramento Aquatic Plants Society.
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Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
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New England Aquatic Plant Society

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New Jersey Aquatic Gardeners Club

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Delaware Valley Aquatic Gardener's Association

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Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association GWAPA

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South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

A forum for the South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts club.
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Nature Aquarium Club of Utah - NACU

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Hawaii Discussion Area

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Nature Aquarium Society of Houston (NASH)

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  1. So this project is several months down the line June hopefully. It's all hinging on renovating my 400 gal pond. I thought I would be able to at least move the rocks out but nope, its Michigan and we have had rain, 3 days of 60° weather then snow then rain then this morning more snow...... i am...
  2. "In general, aquatic plants seem to do well in a variety of soils-clays or loam soils with some organic matter. Indeed, I haven't been able to find any major or consistent difference in plant growth in various ordinary soils. . . . In most instances, substrate fertilization appeared to be...
  3. The Raleigh Aquarium Society is having a terrific workshop in March 2023 with great speakers and a shrimp judging contest. Attached is photo of speakers. I've been going to the RAS workshops for years to learn more and get inspired about aquarium keeping. It worked! For preparing my display...
  4. Shrimp & other Invertebrates
    Started a 10g Walstad tank a couple months ago. Got a compact sword, dwarf sag, and rotala that are doing well with lots of new growth. Even have some Monte Carlo that is starting to carpet. Recently added some red cherry shrimp. Fascinating little buggers to watch! I love how they swim in a...
  5. I gave up on the idea of using an acrylic tank after the one I had ordered arrived with great big gash in the lower left hand corner. Have no idea how it got there. I assume it left the seller in usable condition. These things happen: But, it left me with a bucket full of plants and four...
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